Sheep news around the UK

18 October 2019



Farmers 'at risk of losing thousands' by under-insuring livestock

18 October 2019

It follows a spate of livestock crime incidents

Farmer trains sheep to associate food with drone

18 October 2019

Could drones be used to herd sheep?

Farmers express caution surrounding convergence funds

17 October 2019

Political landscape could 'change dramatically'

Farmers urged to start testing for liver fluke this autumn

16 October 2019

There may be more liver fluke around this season

Farmers don't have confidence to use EBVs, survey says

15 October 2019

Only a minority of farmers use the values

Couple's 'gate to plate' farm business off to flying start

10 October 2019

Young farm couple's lamb a success

Three men charged in connection to illegal sheep butchery

9 October 2019

The men are due to appear in court today

Loose dogs suspected of causing 'horrific injuries' on 15 sheep

8 October 2019

Sheep injured in 'savage' attack

Men arrested in connection to illegal sheep butchery

8 October 2019

Two men arrested as part of police investigation

CT scans help sheep farmers improve meat yield

7 October 2019

CT scans allows farmers to select the best sheep

Climate change activists urged to embrace British wool

7 October 2019

Sheep farmers 'do more than just feed a nation'

Several sheep killed after trailer overturns

7 October 2019

Drivers warned to drive slowly with trailers

Welsh sheep sector in 'danger of disappearing' after no-deal

4 October 2019

'Vulnerable' sectors in danger of 'disappearing'

Parts of UK at 'high risk' of liver fluke this autumn

3 October 2019

Animal health experts warn farmers

'Grass to gas': New sheep breed aims to emit less methane

3 October 2019

Scientists to breed sheep that produce less GHG

Sheep farmers 'astonished' over live export ban proposal

1 October 2019

Farmers say the plan 'defies belief'

70 stranded sheep rescued following torrential rain

1 October 2019

Dozens of sheep rescued from flood water

Rustlers steal 10 lambs from Perth and Kinross farm

1 October 2019

Police appealing for more info

Michael Portillo herds sheep across London Bridge

30 September 2019

The event promotes British wool and farming

Farm tech used in Highlands to help US beef ranchers

26 September 2019

Beefing up cattle production in New Mexico

Five sheep businesses join Strategic Farms programme

26 September 2019

Two-year programme set to improve farm finances

'Horrific attack': Loose dog kills four sheep

26 September 2019

Incident happened on a farm in Oxfordshire

UK lamb exports to China a step closer

25 September 2019

Chinese officials toured UK farms

NI upland farmers urged to apply for Peak District tour

24 September 2019

Free study tour of Peak District for NI farmers

New sheep and cattle group proposed to advance welfare

24 September 2019

Consultation seeks views on formation of group

British lamb 'a solution' to climate change, body says

23 September 2019

Sheep have 'vital role' in tackling climate change

Defra to gather views on new proposal for sheep ageing

19 September 2019

Consultation has been launched by Defra

Farm addresses cobalt deficiency and lifts daily liveweight gains

19 September 2019

Cobalt is essential for producing vitamin B12

Rustlers steal 80 lambs from North Yorkshire farm

19 September 2019

80 lambs stolen from field near Stokelsey

Police warning after loose dog kills sheep in Derbys

18 September 2019

Out-of-control dog kills sheep in 'secure fields'